On October 25, President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This proclamation, which took effect at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021, ended the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199 as they relate to the suspension of entry into the United States of persons physically present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In place of these restrictions, the President announced a global vaccination requirement for all adult foreign national travelers. More information about this global vaccination requirement, including details on exceptions and waivers due to humanitarian concerns, is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.


Any B1, B2, and B1/B2 appointments scheduled through May 31, 2022 have been cancelled due to current COVID conditions and resource limitations. Applicants whose appointments were cancelled may re-schedule their interviews for any available date in future.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants required to appear at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia for an interview or other consular service must meet the following requirements: have no COVID or other illness symptoms, or a positive COVID test, or been under quarantine, or had close contact with anyone under quarantine or who had a positive COVID test, and comply with all Georgian Government entry requirements (generally being fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test result administered 72 hours or less before arrival in Georgia), if applicable.

The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia’s Immigrant Visa unit is now conducting a limited number of immediate relative spouse and child immigrant visa, K visa, family preference immigrant visa, employment-based immigrant visa, returning resident SB-1, and diversity visa interviews. Applicants will receive instructions regarding the scheduling of appointments when their cases are ready for interview. The Embassy’s Nonimmigrant Visa unit is currently providing emergency services for certain limited travel; a limited number of routine appointments for C1/D visas; and a limited number of routine appointments in the following nonimmigrant visa categories: E, F, H, J, L, M, O, P, Q, and R. We will resume additional visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date.

While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule a nonimmigrant visa interview appointment in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2023. If you have an urgent nonimmigrant visa matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided here to request an emergency appointment. If you have an urgent immigrant visa matter, please contact us to request an emergency appointment, providing your full name and date of birth, case number if known, and justification for an emergency appointment.


The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the Embassy will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Georgia. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Georgia.